If you’re looking for a vacation of a lifetime, New York City should be on top of your list of places to consider going to. When you visit the city, you should prepare yourself for a never-ending circle of fun and activities. Apart from the city life, shopping and skyscrapers, there’s also something for the history geeks, nature and animal lovers, and so many more. Whether you’re traveling alone or with your friends, your loved one and children, there’s you’ll never run out of activities for you to do.
Here are some of the best absolute things to do while in NYC:
- Join An NYC Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts aren’t just for children, even adults can join in the fun, too. In New York City, there are scavenger hunts by different organizers that are perfect for different ages and groups of travelers. Some hunts are for adults only, while some are kid-friendly. If you’re looking for a fun team-building activity, this is a very good choice!.
The great thing about an NYC scavenger hunt is that it enables you to see the city differently and uniquely. You don’t have to bore yourself with the usual walking or hop-on, hop-off tours.
Here are other great reasons to join an NYC scavenger hunt:
- You get to see different places in NYC
- You may also get to experience life as the locals do
- You can try out different culinary highlights such as pizza, cannolis, and gelato
- Visit The 9/11 Memorials
No visit to New York City should be complete without at least setting foot in the 9/11 memorial. This was an unfortunate incident that shook the whole world and it is very hard to believe that in the modern-day and age, such a vast and well-planned terrorist attack can prosper. The 9/11 memorial is a testament to the victim’s and first responders’ courage, sacrifice, and human dignity.
The 9/11 Museum is open on Sundays to Thursday, from 9 in the morning to 8 in the evening and on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 in the morning to 7 in the evening.
- Dine At The Time Out Market
Time Out Market is located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. A visit there would give you that gastronomical taste of what it’s like to be a true New Yorker. Twenty-one of the best restaurants are all under one roof at the Time Out Market. Don’t go there full, else you won’t be able to enjoy the food adventure that awaits you.
While you indulge yourself in some of the best food delights, you can go on the fifth floor of the market. There you can enjoy a relaxing vibe, with a full bar and a cabaret-style entertainment stage where the best local musicians, entertainers, and comedians serenade and entertain you.
Also, don’t miss out on the following:
- Cookie dough ice cream scoops from DO
- Fluffy pancakes from Clinton Street Baking Co.
- Japanese food from Bessou
- Thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s
- Fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles
- Wave Hello To The Statue Of Liberty
With the Statue Of Liberty waving close by, why not wave back too. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to America to celebrate a hundred years of their friendship. This came during the American Revolution, where subsequently, slavery was abolished.
Here are worthwhile reasons to visit The Statue of Liberty:
- It represents freedom and independence
- It’s an experience to ride a boat around the Liberty Island
- It gives you scenic views of NYC
- Go Partying With Locals At Club Cumming
Yes, there are hundreds of bars around New York City. But, Club Cumming has its charm. Located at the East Village, it has live music, cabaret performances, a comedy bar, and late-night to early morning parties. You may not bump into a lot of tourists, but, you’re sure to come shoulder-to-shoulder with locals. That’s an NYC experience like no other.
- Go Up The Empire State Building
Of course, we can’t miss out the Empire State Building. Who wouldn’t have heard of it? A visit up to the Empire State Building gives you some of the most stunning views of the city’s skyline. If you’re with your special one, the top of the Empire State also is one of the most romantic areas in the whole of the bustling NYC. If you’ve got a fear of heights, perhaps now’s the right time for you also to get over your fear.
That said, here are some great reasons to visit the Empire State:
- Be stunned with breathtaking views
- Marvel in various art on display, especially if you’ve got kids
- Learn some historical facts to feed your brain
Now you’ve got a New York City bucket list. From every nook and cranny of New York City, here are fun things to do. You can start with the touristy stuff on this list. Then, move on to experiences that are genuinely unique to a local New Yorker. With a sleepless city as your destination, you’ve certainly got the time to do all these things on the list. All that’s left for you to do now is to pack your bags and your energy and get ready for a holiday at the concrete jungle where dreams are made of.